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April 2016: Letters to the Editor

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Gratitude to “Co-Inspirators” Dear Editor, Reflecting on the past as I approach my 73rd birthday, I find that I have been remiss in failing to acknowledge publicly three Crestone/Baca women who provided some of the foundational inspiration for the Crestone End of Life Project. Carol D’Antoni brought the “Being With Dying” teachings of Roshi Joan Halifax/Upaya […]

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March 2016: Letters to the Editor

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Local hires encouraged Dear Editor, I  happened to glimpse a copy of the contract of the Lakewood management company with Baca Grande Water and Sanitation. I saw the $130-per-hour management fee and $60/hour billing fee. I do not dispute the fact that we needed them at one time. A cast  on a broken arm for […]

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February 2016: Letters to the Editor

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Ski Ski has a home Dear Editor: After my mother, Pavita Decorah, died last August, so many wonderful people came together to help care for her dear horse, Ski Ski.  The love and care came from many people and in many forms including money and time for stabling, feeding, grooming, as well as significant outreach […]

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January 2016: Letters to the Editor

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Library Friends thank you Dear Community, The Northern Saguache County Library District wishes to express our gratitude to the Crestone community! The Friends of the Library are always, ever helpful and have taken such an active role in keeping the library up-to-date. From changing all the lighting to full-spectrum (thank you H, P and T!) […]

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December 2015: Letters to the Editor

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Thank you Crestone Eagle Dear Editor, I am so proud to be a Crestonian when I read about extraordinary events such as the one that occurred on October 14 at the Crestone Natural Burial Ground in Crestone. Thank you, Crestone Eagle, for your coverage of that event. The sacredness that is these mountains and way […]

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November 2015: Letters to the Editor

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Sincere appreciation Dear Crestone Eagle, On July 31 I spent my last day at my office as the Baca/Crestone Ambulance Administrator.  It was a day filled with emotions.  For the past sixteen years this had been my life and I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the most capable and kind physicians, a diverse […]

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October 2015: Letters to the Editor

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Thank you for the school Dear Taxpayers, Thank you for helping us get the new school. I am Andre Corleone Claudio, a freshman in the new school, and I’ve got to say it is very cool inside. There are several differences between the two schools. The new school is safer, nicer, taller, and has more windows. […]

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September 2015: Letters to the Editor

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Thanks for the love Dear friends in the community, Zack Miller, Pavita Decorah’s son, and Sandia Belgrade would like to thank the many people who expressed their love for Pavita. Many stopped by with flowers, prayers, food and stories. We especially want to thank the beautiful and giving people of the  Crestone End of Life […]

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August 2015: Letters to the Editor

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Celebration thank you Dear Editor: Writing this letter I am filled with gratitude toward everyone who participated in the 2015 Crestone celebration of Independence Day.  My heartfelt thank you to this year’s sponsors, vendors, volunteers, parade participants, and all who came to enjoy.  I saw many happy faces, young and old alike, enjoying this year’s […]

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July 2015: Letters to the Editor

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Thank you to Pam Gripp To Our Community Pam Gripp is retiring this July. For 28 years Pam has served this community and the T Road and Road 17 corridors. She has run the EMS with dignity and professionalism. She has maintained high quality service by continuous training of herself and staff. She has written […]

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June 2015: Letters to the Editor

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Thank you to the community As Kali’s parents we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation and thanks to all of you in Crestone who have shown our family what friendship and love is truly all about.  A special thank you to those who cared for Kali on a 24/7 basis, providing transportation, food and […]

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May 2015: Letters to the Editor

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Thanks for the participation Dear Editor, The Baca Grande Friends of the Library send many thanks and appreciation to our community for all their support.  Once again our community came together and supported the FoL Bake Sale—despite the windy, blustery & dusty day.  Thank you, thank you and thank you.  Special thanks for our library staff, […]

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April 2015: Letters to the Editor

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors for Amenta Dear Editor, There is a new account with Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Everyone wants to help Cathy Amenta during her health crisis, so we have opened an account through NHN in her name at Aventa Credit Union.  Send contributions to P.O. Box 822 and put her name on the check.  I […]

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March 2015: Letters to the Editor

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Seeking support To my community: My appointment last year by Saguache County Commissioners to the Rio Grande Water Conservation District Board was to complete an unfinished term from which George Whitten resigned.  This position is now up for reappointment for a three-year term.  If you wish to have me reappointed, please let our commissioners know […]

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February 2015: Letters to the Editor

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Love, blessings & gratitude Dear Community, Scot & Ava would like to bid all our beloved friends and patrons from the Bliss Cafe a fond farewell! It’s been five years since we built and opened the cafe and we’re both longing to fulfill other dreams and goals. So, look out for Scot’s documentary on neuroplasticity: […]

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January 2015: Letters to the Editor

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KaliLupe gratitude Dear Community, I am beyond humbled and grateful to you for making the KaliLupe benefit a huge success. You have been supporting my healing journey in so many ways for nearly two years now after my initial prognosis of 3 months to live. I cannot express what it is like one day to […]

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December 2014: Letters to the Editor

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Crestone Calendar Guys Dear Crestone Community, It takes a village to care for one another. Please help us help a neighbor by buying the 10th anniversary issue of Crestone Calendar Guys. This will be a fun holiday gift to give and they are on sale at the Desert Sage, Elephant Cloud and […]

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November 2014: Letters to the Editor

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Thank you Dear Editor, Thank you to all of you who took part in the end of life process for our friend Harriet Johns, a deep bow of gratitude to the Crestone End of Life Project for the immensely important work they are doing, to all of you who traveled from far away to be […]

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October 2014: Letters to the Editor

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  Items stolen from Baca Library Dear Editor, Baca Grande Library has been a valuable asset in our community for almost forty years.  The majority of community residents are library patrons and regularly come in to check out books, videos, magazines and to use the computers.  Since we became part of a union catalog two […]

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September 2014: Letters to the Editor

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  Unauthorized trail in Spanish Cr. greenbelt Dear Editor, One of the greatest benefits of living in the Crestone/Baca Grande area is our ability to enjoy the peace and serenity of communing with the natural world. Our unspoiled greenbelts offer a quiet respite, a sanctum we all can enjoy and in which native flora and […]

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August 2013: Letters to the Editor

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  Thank you Vicki! From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank Vicki Matthews and her commitment to Rahula Community Preschool. Vicki’s patience, kindness and love-filled heart have left a mark on many of the youngsters in our community over the years. Her dedication to our children has gone above and beyond […]

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